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important for traders and the economy. with hurricane sandy bearing down on the east coast both president obama and mitt romney have been forced to change their campaign scandals. one thing that has been settled. the labor department planning to release the october jobs report, the last one before the election. peter barnes is in washington with the latest on that. peter. >> we're in the briefing room in the white house. we're in the middle of a political campaign, the race for the presidency and the president deciding this morning to skip a campaign in florida to get back here to the white house. he also canceled a campaign event in wisconsin scheduled for tomorrow. the white house said he wanted to be here to stay on top of hurricane sandy and to direct the federal response. he met with his homeland security team here at the white house this morning in the situation room. afterwards briefed reporters who asked him if he was concerned that the storm might have any impact on next week's election? >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the imp
. president obama and governor romney back on the campaign trail and rich edson is watching this. rich: intense campaigning for both candidates in highly contested states. president obama in wisconsin and nevada and colorado. mitt romney is campaigning throughout virginia criticizing the president for its latest economic plan, proposing a new cabinet position. secretary of business. >> came up with an idea last night which is to create the department of business. i don't think adding a new chair in his cabinet will help add millions of jobs on main street. rich: president obama says the position would streamline the federal government for businesses. in wisconsin the president is arguing his administration has made progress and a vote for governor romney is a vote for president george w. bush's policies. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. the very same policies we have been cleaning up after for the past four years. >> the candidates continue to sprint to the. election officials are insu
and mitt romney have overly differenutterly differenf it. >> economist at the numbers were not strong enough or weak enough to be a game-changer for the election on tuesday, but the report provided ammunition for both campaigns this morning. the president highlighting job creation since the economic recovery began three years ago, mitt romney said job creation is still not strong enough. >> today the businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new% jobs. this morning to learn companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last eight months. >> he said he would lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2% right now. we learned it is actually 7.9%, and that is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> romney picking up a talking point the unemployment rate rose to 7.9%. a month ago to recall in a september jobs report the rate dropped unexpectedly from 8.1% to 7.8%, which was the rate the president obama had when he took office in january 2009. giving the president a talking point, given that one back. dennis:
: the final push of a campinas on. both candidates back on the campaign trail reaching out to voters in several pivotal states. rich edson has the latest. reporter: in the states, colorado, ohio, nevada -- we will see plenty of governor romney and president obama over the next five days. governor romney speaking in virginia. campaign aides say the candidates are pitching their closing arguments. president obama, a theme that his administration has accomplished economic progress. it is lost on the economy and criticizing the president's latest idea, proposing a new cabinet position. >> we do not even secretary of business to understand business. we need a president who understands business, naidu. >> we have made real progress these past four years. but wisconsin, we know that our work is not done yet. reporter: as the candidates across the country, election officials are ensuring that voters can get to the polls and vote once they get there. election officials say that despite power outages from the storm from all polling places currently have electricity. officials there say they ex
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